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Southampton Hosptials Charity

Light the South 2024

Over the summer of 2024, Southampton Hospitals Charity will be lighting up the South with a large-scale public art event that promises to captivate your senses and ignite your imagination.

There will be 40 8ft magnificent lighthouse sculptures on display through the streets and public spaces of Southampton and Cowes, each one a unique masterpiece designed by artists both local and well renowned, plus 40 mini lighthouses designed by local education groups, creating a family-friendly trail of discovery for visitors and residents to enjoy and explore.

The lighthouses will then be displayed together for a Farewell event in September 2024 which will be a chance to see all lighthouses gathered in one place, a truly unique sight. The sculptures will then go into auction to raise vital funds for Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Upcoming Events

Call for sponsors, artists, schools
September – 30 November 2023

Lighthouse Trail Live
13 July – 12 September 2024

Farewell Weekend & Grand auction
September 2024

More Events

Get involved with this unique and creative event to promote your business, drive customers to your door, and support one of Southampton and Cowes much-loved charities.

  • Be part of an event which brings thousands of visitors to your local community.
  • Improve brand awareness for your business or organisation in a unique and memorable way that will get everyone talking.
  • Build a feel-good factor among your employees, customers and stakeholders.
  • Align your business with a well-respected local charity which provides vital services for people in your local community.
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Southampton Hospitals Charity

Being the dedicated hospital charity at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), we fund vital life-saving equipment to help our patients, fund pioneering research and improve outcomes to give our patients the best care and experience possible.

But we know we need to do more, and we can’t do this without your help.

That’s why we’re thrilled to bring a spectacular art installation to Southampton and Cowes for 2024, to raise vital funds for our Children’s Hospital – one of the top three paediatric centres across the country.

We care for babies, children, and young people right across the south of England as well as the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands to provide 27 different specialist services on site including children’s heart surgery, neurological, cancer, trauma, and intensive care, making Southampton Children’s Hospital a very special and unique place.

Together, we can make a difference.

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5,400+

Sculptures Created

135+

Events Delivered

12m+

Participants Attended

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